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the tracks. i've never seen that before. all captured on this video. this is north of seattle near everette. that freight train was carrying 11 containers some of them were knocked over, split open. but luckily no one was hurt. by the way, those train tracks are closed. they will stay closed until tomorrow. >>> oakland city council did not reach a decision about the proposed lake merritt dog park, delaying the vote until january. jean quan refused to cast the tie-breaking vote. some people say the proposed area should be left for humans. but others say there's no place nearby to let dogs run off leash. >>> another redwood city marina reportedly may be sold displacing more than 100 people who live on their boats. sources tell ktvu that a buyer has been found for the docktown marina. this comes after tenants after nearby pete's harbor were given a january eviction date. people who live there, say 120 people will be forced to relocate. they say many people who live on their boats are on a fixed income and cannot afford to move. >>> 7:25. sal, can you use your traffic magic to help the folks on
're getting snow. seattle is also reporting a dusting of snow this morning. >> winter weather advisory until noon today. get ready for the cold with the frost advisory. the surge to more morning until 8:00. you concede a frost advisory and the shoreline communities and also the interior eastern make communities. what this basically means is that it will be really cold. we're talking low 20's and 30's the mob. if you have plans, bring them and otherwise complete damage. future cast shows a crowd clouds and increasing tomorrow evening. the north bay along the coast we will see some snow. also some rain moving in. wednesday night in north bay and thursday early morning we will see some of the rain spelling and very the of indicates moderate to heavy rain. come thursday or friday there is a lot more moisture with the system. highs for today i several degrees below the average high of mid to upper 50s. downtown san francisco's only 52 of the mid-50s them until 5351 for vallejo. lsi will see plenty of sunshine for today. 7 day around the bay temperatures and the lower '50s for wednesday and thursd
and baltimore will warm up to the mid-40s. sacramento, portland and seattle are in the 40s, as well. >>> and shoppers in seoul, south korea, they got a christmas eve surprise. ♪ >> that's a flash mob singing carols in a mall. but it started with that solo saxophone player, as you just heard. and then, it spread through social media and mobile devices because that's what happens on social media. and everyone seems to get into the holiday spirit. >>> we hope that you are having a wonderful christmas. that is the news for us for now. we're going to have more in just a half hour. back over to you. >> thank you. >>> it is a christmas tradition here at "good morning america," to bring the other group of spiritual leaders to talk about the role of faith in our lives. joining us, the arch bishop of baltimore, also, miles macpherson, former san diego charger and l.a. rams draftee. also the head pastor and founder of the rock church. good morning to you all. so much to speak about, especially right now, in this country. and the role that faith plays. and how we rely on it, i think, in times
. after two days of rain aing sogy hill just outside seattle turns into a dramatic mud shrine, cascading through a freight train, sending it right off the track. and near san francisco, the rain caused this sink hole to open up. and the snow, from oregon to lake tahoe, the northwest is covered in white. this reporter showed us just how bad the roads were. >> here is what we are dealing with. really wet snow and making the kids late for school and making it tough for people to get the holiday shopping done on time. >> reporter: that storm tonight is on the move. blizzard warnings in eastern kansas and a snake of watches and warns from denver to eastern michigan. the result, up to a foot of snow and wind from the rockies to eastern iowa. starting tomorrow and make it to wisconsin by friday. >> okay, ginger is here now. take us through, what travellers should watch for. >> tonight, it's denver. tonight and early tomorrow, and northeast colorado. then we go for the wednesday nebraska and north carolina area. and even northern illinois, just touching of the suburbs of chicago, thursday and fr
. louis, clearing skies, 34. denver, afternoon snow, 37. seattle, morning showers, 44. >>> it's a longstanding christmas tradition in new york city where thousands gather together to sing a famous piece of coral music. it's being celebrated to show the holiday spirit. tony guy da reports. ♪ >> reporter: all year long people fill new york's avery fisher's hall to listen to music. one night a year they come to sing. it's a christmas tradition. ♪ 2,000 people, strangers, uniting as a chorus to perform one of the most familiar pieces of music in the world, handel's "messiah." >> it has everything in it you can look forward to. melodic tunes, rich choruses, emotions, joy, interspekz and more. >> reporter: no wonder there are song-a-long messiah's across the world, much of them in the english-speaking world. ♪ halleluiah ♪ >> reporter: at the memorial church a few miles from avery hall the voices are smaller but spirits are just as strong. this was her first "messiah. . >> you just feel joy use and overwhelming. >> reporter: josh has been coming for decades as a cure for win
in seattle. genie moos explains. >> maybe if this homeowner had measured better, his christmas tree wouldn't have burst through the roof. >> that's crazy. >> what's crazy is how crazy everyone is about this christmas stunt. he artfully arranged jingles around it. >> your house is proof that the price of trees has gone through the roof. >> seattle architect patrick kruger has always been a huge fan of the movie christmas vacation in which the main character is obsessed with the perfect tree. >> there it is. >> ,
presents to one house in seattle. jeanne moos explains. >> reporter: maybe if this homeowner had measured better, his christmas tree wouldn't have burst through the roof. >> that's crazy. >> reporter: what's crazy is how crazy everyone is about this christmas tree stunt that really doesn't stump anyone for more than a few seconds. >> we bought a 14-foot tree and i cut the top six feet of it off. >> reporter: plunked it on the platform of the roof and artfully arranged shingles around it. your house is proof that the price of trees has gone through the roof. seattle architect kruger has always been a huge fan of the movie christmas vacation in which the main character is obsessed with the perfect tree. >> there it is. >> dad, that thing wouldn't fit in our yard. >> it's not going in our yard, it's going in our living room. >> reporter: that's kind of what patrick did. his license plate even pays homage to the christmas fixated griswolds. actually, the first tree
children. >> i'm corporal brett bass. i'm from seattle, washington. i want to say merry christmas, to my parents and my friends. and good morning, america. >> i'm from puerto rico and florida. i want to say merry christmas to my family in puerto rico. to my wife, my daughter. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] nothing gets you going quite like the power of quaker oats. today is going to be epic. quaker up. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. till you finish your vegetables. [ clock ticking ] [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion. vegetable nutrition they need, fruit taste they love. could've had a v8. or...try kids boxes! could've had a v8. he i
serious issues. >> reporter: neal karlinsky in seattle. >> we want to know, are you rethinking your kid's video game habits? logon to weigh in. >> "the new york post" reported -- >> that's right, they're reporting that adam lanza's mother was thinking about putting him in a mental institution, committing him and he found out about it and perhaps that is why the carnage ensued. >> and we've been wondering all along, the question why. that may be one of the answers. we'll be back. >>> now it's time for "the mix." you know i love this story because it's dear to me. >> extremely. >> apparently 2 out of 5 women admitted they often avoid going to the gym so they do not mess up their hair-dos. that is right. a study of women revealed 40% admitted to avoiding exercise because they didn't want to ruin their dos. i struggle with that. guy to the gym, everything is sweaty, and i even just ordered the save my do thing from an infomercial so that you can work out and try to save your do. >> save my do. >> yes! because it's a real issue. >> you wrapped it around and did it work? >> any way. >> that w
to seattle. >> thank you very much, alexandra for the update. >>> and now to another story that many are following closely with polls showing that more americans now support stricter gun laws, the question of gun control may not be if, but when. and that's prompting many americans to go gun shopping right now. here's cnn's david mattingly. >> reporter: almost 1,000 miles away from newtown, connecticut, gun owners rush to buy more guns. >> why are you in here today? >> i was looking for a gun that i've wanted for a long time and just wanted to get it before possible changes. >> at this gun shop and firing range north of atlanta, already brisk holiday sales have suddenly bumped up even more. customers fearing future gun restrictions from congress are looking to buy now. >> me and my brother collect weapons and we have plenty of handguns and shotguns and only one assault rifle. and with all the new, you know, talk of new legislation going on to assault rifles. i definitely want to get a few more before, you know, something may happen. >> what's the largest clip you can put in there? >>
. >>> and in sports, the seattle seahawks making a statement, stopping the division rival 49ers 42-13. the rookie russell wilson threw four touchdown passes and hawks ran back and blocked a field goal 90 yards for another score. seattle clinched a playoff place with this. major, major rally. >>> elves and dwavshs. working top cruise at the box office. "the hobbit," earning an estimated 37.6 million. tom cruise's jack reacher simply a no match. a distant and disappointing second place with 16.6 million. and the adult comedy this is 40 opened in third. pulling in $12 million. i have to say ime menwant to set film. >>> victims of newtown, you will hear about the incredible outpouring of support for a community trying to heal. they have raised nearly $3 million so far, dana. >> well, look, that's one phenomenal story and another is christmas miracles. all of them are christmas miracles. wounded veterans who made it home from the front lines. the message for troops still serving overseas, that's next. [ male announcer ] this december, remember you can stay in and share something ♪ or you can get out
? l why, vote. 7 on your side. >> vote vote vote. well an amazing scene near seattle. days of rain proof too much for this hillside. you are going to hear from the guy who took these incredible pictures. stay with us. 7 news at 9:00 continues in just a music's, ready ! share the harmony... she'll be here soon ! she'll love this ! share a sweeter welcome... hey, hola, cómo estás ? hello, hey everyone. hi. es un pla-cer co-no-cer-te. encantada. share everything. this holiday get verizon's share everything plan. unlimited talk, text and shareable data... ... across your family's devices, all in one plan. hurry in for a droid razr m by motorola for $49.99. >> highway patrol says an icey road likely led to 60 car collision tonight on interstate 5 near yi rica. the section where the pile up happened is closed while the crews clean u up. the crash apparently began after semi truck lost control on plaque ice and ran that a concrete wall. there are reports of injuries. at least one person was air-lifted from the scene. >>> stormy weather is getting the blame for a major mud slide in
. just incredible, happening outside seattle. an official for the train said seven cars were derailed, some carrying fertilizer and cleaning agents. you wonder why whoever took the camera did not stop the mud but that is another matter. forecasters say snow fall in the southwest will turn into a blizzard tomorrow as iterateses toward the midwest in time for santa. janice dean, it looks like some could have a very white christmas. >>guest: that is the good part but we have to get through severe weather and blizzard if wednesday into thursday. so, the radar shows a system exiting the northeast, well ahead of the system across the southwest, some snow over the western great lakes and upper midwest but this is the main event across the southwest and it will bring 10" to 20" of snow if the mountains of colorado through wyoming and winter storm advisories stretching from the southwest all the way up to the upper midwest and the great lakes and we have blizzard wants and warnings for parts of colorado, kansas and nebraska with heavy snow, as well, on top of winds gusting to 50 miles per hour
the balance of the country, very cold temperatures. 5 in fargo, dry skies. minneapolis, as well. rain, seattle to portland, down to medford. and believe it or not, even san francisco, finally sees a dry day tuesday. but then more rain comes in. why? what we're looking at is this area of low pressure. you're going to see, this is sunday. so for tomorrow, wet weather comes down to san francisco once again. and then on monday, into tuesday, an area of low pressure develops here in the southeast. so rain and christmas in the southeast. but, don, what we could see is this climb to the north wednesday and thursday and potentially in the northeast, bring another snowstorm. we'll have to watch that. >> thank you, alexandra. and look at this. ah. let's just look at this for a moment. waikiki. you see diamond head in the background. look at those paddle boarders. that was me less than a month ago for thanksgiving. yes, i'm jealous and i'm hating it, brianna keilar's assignment. what do you think the temperature is there, 80-some degrees? that is paradise. mean time, blizzards back here. lower 48. okay.
house is proof that the price of trees has gone through the roof. seattle architect patrick kruger has been a huge fan of the movie "christmas vacation" in which the main character, clark griswold is obsessed with the perfect tree. >> there it is. >> dad, that thing wouldn't fit in your yard. >> it's going in our living room. >> that's kind of what patrick did. his license plate even paying homage to the christmas fixated griswolds. the first free on the roof had a problem your average living room tree doesn't, it blew off. the plywood platform it's on had to be bolted down. true, this is not a new concept. in england and in lincolnwood, illinois, there are grander versions of the same joke with the tree cut in three. >> it's better than this one? >> yours has a charlie brown aspect to it. >> i think it needs me. >> what patrick needs and has is a christmas tree as well as a plump regular one with a star that grazed the ceiling rather than pierces it. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> would have fooled me. jeanne moos always on the lookout for the odd and unusual. thanks. you can spot an
motivated. five black men shot. three of them died. five people killed at the seattle cafe in may. there was the aurora massacre in july. 12 people killed, 58 additional people shot who were not killed. the sikh temple pass killing in oak creek, wisconsin, in august. that was the white supremacist guy. six people were killed in that massacre. the gunman was also killed. in september, the minneapolis sign company with the disgruntled employee. five people shot and killed there the wisconsin spa shooting in october, three people dead there plus the shooter. just this week that mall in clackamas, oregon. two dead plus the shooter. that was tuesday of this week. incidents where someone with firearms kills multiple people. these incidents happen a lot in the united states. and we know that. but in ezra's piece today, we see if you put these shootings in an international context, it is even more striking. if you look internationally at the worst mass shooting incidents of the last 50 years, the worst mass shootings in a civilian context that have happened anywhere in the world over the
a train near seattle. john hill started recording. >> i thought the rest of the rail cars were going to pile up and come through the fence and get me. so i was trying to get out of the car. >> reporter: it's not just mud. the western region of the u.s. has been blanketed with heavy snow, rain and powerful winds that knocked down trees, power lines and created dangerous driving conditions. >> when i got stopped here, it started sliding backwards and i had no control for a little bit of time. >> reporter: at least 16 states have experienced winter warnings and watches so far this week. and as the weather heads east it continues to dump more snow, making holiday skiers and snowboarders happy. >> i'm gearing up for a really good christmas. >> reporter: with that weather moving through, a travel warning to the 93 million people expected to hit the road this holiday. rob and sunny? >> thanks, brandy. >>> travelers planning to fly or drive need to pay attention to this storm. >> oh, yeah. our coverage continues with jim dicky at accuweather. good morning. >> good morning. a storm system dev
. it happened yesterday north of seattle. officials say the debris slipped off a 100-foot high slope just as the freight train rolled through the area. look at that. it derailed seven cars. some of them reportedly carrying chemicals used in cleaning supplies and fertilizers. haz-mat crews said there was no danger. a spokesman says rocks and trees covered a different section of nearby tracks after a separate mud slide just hours after this one. >>> at least four people are dead and seven more hurt after a pair of apartment buildings collapsed. that tops our news around the world in 80 seconds. italy. emergency officials say structural problems brought down the town houses overnight in sicily. crews rescued several people from the rubble, including a young girl. she's reportedly okay. firefighters ordered residents to evacuate another building nearby. >>> fiji. a powerful cyclone tore through the pacific island nation. heavy winds ripped roofs off homes and churches. torrential rains flooded roads. thousands of people evacuated. no word of anybody killed. that same storm last week killed se
again at the west seattle fix it collector. >> a group of that's like to get together and help each other fix whatever we own. >> from sewing machines to fans to lawn mowers, if it is broke they will try to fix it repair groups have flourished in europe and spreading to the united states. >> i like the idea of reusing something that has already had a life, already been built and created most of its environmental foot prints. >> members of the fix it collectors in brooklyn help people save the planet and a buck or two. >> throw away culture motivates a lot of us to come here and try to fight it. the economy definitely played a role. minute it breaks or the newest gadget comes out they have to get the new one and throw the old one away. it's expensive and what are we doing to the planet. >> so big in europe they attract up to half a million dollars in grants. not so here in the united states, shep. it's usually five bucks jamie i can see you with a phillips screwdriver fix that all over you. thank you so much. dominic, great story. sign of the time, folks. when you lose your job you m
francisco and seattle with rain. by monday, the west coast clears out. but here's the little interesting nugget that could happen. on monday, watch what happens here in the gulf. moisture comes up from the gulf, an area of low pressure develops. this is the deep south. birmingham to new orleans to atlanta, could be a wet christmas. rain, not a white one. then we could see this area of low pressure develop, and it's from tuesday to thursday in the mid-atlantic and northeast, we could be looking at another storm. we'll have to keep our eyes on that model. forecast, though, for today, pretty blustery. watching us from the northeast, new york city could see a few snow showers coming down. but the winds are pretty strong. so it's pretty chilly. so some snow in western great lakes. of course, we're seeing that, the lake-effect snow guns firing off. another wet day on the west coast, randi, from seattle to san francisco. another tough travel day there. but this is the end of the line. things begin to clear out. the balance of the country is cold and driempt ay. and the eastern section is windy.
. minneapolis, fargo in the single digits. and out west, more rain from seattle to san francisco on tuesday. really, it's the west coast getting slammed with all this rain, especially san francisco. >> skiing, white christmas, i love it. alexandre, thank you very much. >> sure. >>> there's a 12 days of christmas but we're just ten days to the fiscal cliff. could these two men end up being the grinches that steal christmas? we'll talk live to republican congressmen about what's stopping the president and the house speaker from reaching a deal. i always wait until the last minute. can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. >>> we're just ten days away from the country going over the so-called fiscal cliff, automatic tax increases on nearly every american and huge spending cuts to defense and social programs are set to take effect the 1st of january unless the president and congress reach a new budget deal. but most lawmaker
? >> this is juniper soda, with cranberry juice. >> there's a company out of seattle. juniper soda, not a lot of sugar. a little bit of cranberries. >> is this rosemary? >> that is rosemary. >> thank you. happy friday, y'all. >> that's good. >> it is good. >> hey, blaise, mocktails. really nice. >> mocktails. >>> also, remember that sneaky snowman we showed during "play of the day" a while back. now, dancing for us here in our studio. turns out we do have a "gma" snowman, who was actually waiting in the loading docks. and ended up surprising a couple folks. >> boo. >> who is that? >> who could have that been? >> i don't know. >> that might have been amy, right? >> yeah. >> poor thing. >> i had my coffee. >> it gets better. it actually gets better. >> when you're the one that's not on the receiving end. punk'd like that. >>> we also have brand-new details from "dancing with the stars" host brooke burke charvet. what she's revealing about her health. it's good news. >>> and it is an emotional, by the way, unprecedented live "gma" event. the soldier who is on the screen right now, who can't hear us, thin
you seen here in seattle? >> i think if you pull a group of people together from this community, someone in that group is going to have had a friend or loved one that's had difficulty with a prescription drug or potentially died from that. >> reporter: the unit responds to 45 calls a month of overdoses involving these types of medications. this is important, it can be difficult to tell whether it's a painkiller or heroin because they come from the same ingredient and do the same sort of thing to your body. >> aside from needle tracks in the arms, someone who has had an overdose or heroin they could look the same. >> absolutely. they could be unconscious from a medication that they think is relatively safe for them because instead of getting it it on the street they get it from a pharmacist. >> possible drug overdose. people these are suffering from chronic pain. they know that a little bit of pain medication helps so maybe a lot would help. >> reporter: when we arrive, another medic is on the scene. >> somewhere in that parking garage, there was a call about someone having a dru
accumulating as we head westbound, salt lake city, messy weather an san francisco, l.a., seattle, quieter for christmas eve, that is good news as we head into the nighttime hours and christmas day, stormy weather expected to continue across portions of the southeast and new orleans, a shot, a thunderstorm, new york city, unsettled and some of it could be coming down in the form of snow, snow showers early in the morning and westbound, amarillo, texas, looks likes a messy day. 29° and cold, clouds and possibly snow. >> gregg: what about the north pole? will santa get out -- >> 100% chance of snow. >> gregg: 100% chance of snow. with rudolph leading the sleigh, as lon as you can get by the abominable snowman... >> he has it covered. >> gregg: get on, now, check that out. thanks very much. >> by, gregg. >> santa and his helpful elf, maria. a man is reunited with anxious relatives just in time for christmas. john hammer spent months in a notorious mexican prison after being arrested for bringing an antique stanley shotgun across the border from the u.s., but, late last night, hammer was fina
in florida. heavy rain in san francisco. showers and mountain snow in the northwest. >> 40s from seattle, albuquerque. 14 in fargo. 23 in the twin cities. 50s in baltimore, new york. and new orleans. and you've got to hand it to these kids. an entire middle school from an area of houston, texas. ♪ do you ever feel like a paper bag through the wind ♪ >> that's katy perry's big hit "fireworks" and the 900 students of the simpson valley middle school. >> the video is the idea of one teacher who worked with these students for three weeks. coriographing the whole thing. the principal gave everyone an hour to get it done on tuesday. >> they got it done in just two takes and say it's a great builder of school spirit. nicely going. >> i want to do one of those flash mob things. we should do a "world news now" flash mob something. >> let's get real. >> ain't enough diet coke in the world to get this staff to do something like that. >> we've got to try. >> like most things on this show, it ain't in the budget. so do some research, get back to me. >>> coming up next, spicing up your holiday spr
to get a break from the heavy rain. still drizzly in seattle, but that's par for the course. we should finally get some relief from the heavy downpours across western oregon and northwestern california and the mountains, too, should only get about one on three inches of snow throughout the day today. that's a check on your forecast. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. new years clutter is no match for someone with big ideas. with a new project in mind, some how-to knowledge to give us an edge, and more savings down every aisle. it only takes a few twists and turns for those bright ideas to make the new year even brighter. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. start fresh and save with hdx 20 gallon totes, a special buy at just $5.88 a piece. so we created the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. a collection of innovations designed around a bed with dualair technology that allows you to adjust to the support your body needs - each of your bodies. our sleep professionals will help you find your sleep number setting. exclusively at a
potential. san francisco and seattle, wichita, oklahoma city, little rock, snow for you as well. here is the quadrant of concern for tomorrow, again. tornadoes, hail, how rare are tornadoes? they're very rare. in florida and georgia, the last time we had a christmas tornado, 2006 and we had six, 1969 before that with 12, and not out of the question for double digit tornadoes, and how rare is snow in oklahoma city, only six of 122 years have we had at least an inch of snow. this, oklahoma city christmas, will be five to eight inches of snow. rare across the board, rare, robust storm moving through, hala, tomorrow. >> alexdra, thanks very much. see you later in the coming hours with more holiday weather. >>> we have new details on that horrible story involving a huge fire here on christmas eve in upstate new york. you can see some of the images. the police chief of webster, new york, announced that seven homes were destroyed. firefighters haven't gone inside yet. they don't know what they're going to find there. gunman, the man who shot four first responders, killing two of them, that g
san francisco to seattle. it will be white for tomorrow in wichita, oklahoma city, little rock and spokane. let me give you a picture about how rare this event is. this area of low pressure, it's deep and it's to the south and it's very strong. rare tornadoes. we are going to see them tomorrow. louisiana, mississippi, alabama, georgia. but the last time we had tornadoes on christmas was 2006 when we had six. the last time we had 12 was 1969, and we could see 12. not out of the question. rare snow in oklahoma city. we expect 5 to 8 inches. of the last 120 years alina we've had snow on six occasions, and that was at aleast an inch. >> wow. thank you so much. we'll check back with you later. thanks for watching cnn newsroom. newsroom international with suzanne malveaux starts right now. >>> i'm suzanne malveaux. this is the christmas eve edition of "cnn newsroom." for a lot of you today is last minute shopping or preparing christmas dinner or taking time with your families. while you're getting busy or ready for the celebrations, we'll keep you updated and, of course, the holiday
before christmas, passenger trains are down outside of seattle. two mudslides hit the rails yesterday. one in the morning, the other just a few hours later. look at this. the second one taking out a freight train, derailing seven cars! it is going to take weeks, we're told to move those cars off the tracks. and of course get rid of the mud. meanwhile other freight trains have been rerouted but, earning pa trains, are being held tomorrow for safety reasons. jenna: here's something to cheer about especially this time of the year. a live look at atlanta's international airport as thousands of army privates are passing through as they break from basic training to head home for christmas. senior correspondent john roberts is live at jackson hartsfield international airport. maybe doing push upcontests as they get off the plane? >> reporter: drop and give me 50. jenna this is where it all happens at atlanta airport, uso claim where they well come vets coming from home. a plane came home from afghanistan via kuwait. battalion sized group of fresh-faced recruits from for the benning heading h
and learning how to fix it themselves. everything old is new again at west seattle fixer's collective. >> a group of us that like to get together and just help each other fix our whatever -- whatever we own. >> from sewing machines, to fans, to lawn mowers. if it's broke they'll try to fix it. repair groups have flourished in european are now spreading to the united states. >> i like the idea of reusing something that already had a life, already been built. create its environmental footprints. >> they say they help people save the planet. >> i think the throw away culture motivates a lot of us to come here hapb just try to fig and just try to fight it. the economy has definitely played a role. >> the minute something breaks, or the minute the newest gadget comes out people have to get the new one and throw the old one away. and we don't have to live like that. it's expensive, and what are we doing to the planet? >> well, heather most of these groups are free to join, or they charge about 5 bucks to rent out the meeting space. over in year they call them repair cafes, some of the group
to fix it, from lawn moyers to lamps. ones in seattle we went to see meet once a month and everyone is well come. >> this is really rewarding to actually have success story coming out. and even the things that we don't actually succeed in fixing, this is actually learning experience, to get things taken apart and see how they function and see what is wrong with it. >> reporter: well the goal is really to do away with our throwaway society. instead of buying new items they hope to teach other that is the old ones can work just as well. in an economy like this probably a good thing. kelly: sounds like a really good deal. one man's junk become's another's treasure. does it cost anything to join? >> reporter: no. the suggested ad ismation is -- admission is five dollars to rent out the meeting space. they point out you save money and help you do and of course save the planet. >> everything has built in obsolescence and minute it breaks or, the minute the newest gadget comes out people have to get the new one and throw the old one away. we don't have to live like that. it is expensive. a
's a big trip. we went to seattle and we went to disneyland, which was most important. we traveled to kansas where my grandmother's family was from and went to chicago and went to yellowstone. and we took greyhound buses most of the time and we rented cars and we would stay at local motels or howard johnson's. and if there was a pool at one of these motels, even if it was just tiny, i would be very excited and the ice machine was exciting and the vending machine. i was really excited about that. but this is, at a time when you didn't have 600 stations and 24 hours worth of cartoons and so at night if the tv was on, it was what your parents decided to watch and my mother that summer would turn on the tv every night during this vacation and watch the watergate hearings. and i can't say that i understood everything that was being discussed but i knew the issues were important. i knew they spoke to some basic way about who we were and who we might be as americans. so slowly, during the course of this trip, which lasted about a month, some of this seeped into my head and the person who
to seattle, we went to disneyland, which was most important. we traveled to kansas where my grandmother's family was from. we went to chicago and yellowstone. we took greyhound buses. we stayed at local motels or howard johnson's. and if there was a pool, i would be very excited. the vending machine that i was excited about. this was a time when you did not have 24 hours worth of cartoons. it was what my parents decided to watch. my mother would turn on the tv every night. i can say that i understood everything that was brought to me. but i knew the issues were important. thinking about what we would be as americans. during the course of this ship that lasted about a month, some of this got into my head. the person that fascinated me most was this man of japanese descent with one arm speaking in baritone, full of dignity and grace. maybe he captivated my attention because my mom explain to this was the center. -- was our senator. he was a upholding what our government was all about. maybe it was a boyhood fascination with the story of how he lost his arm in the war. but i think it was m
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